Project Team

Architects: Crone Partners
: Wow Factor
AV: Douglas HI FI


Furntiure: Seating Direct
Contessa Lighting

Peden’s Hotel Cessnock, formerly the ‘Aberdare Tavern’ underwent major renovations earlier this year.
Crone Partners Architects undertook the drafting requirements and Wendy Green from ‘Wow Factor’ undertook the design work.

Added to the existing hotel were a new restaurant, bar, tab area, children’s playroom, new kitchen, outdoor dining and outdoor smoking areas.

The design brief was to maintain the belonging of the existing clientele, as well as present something ‘new and exciting’ to those who had not visited to hotel before!

The stone and stainless steel kitchen features its own wood fired pizza oven, which can be seen through a servery style window.

The bar is prominent in the middle of the hotel separating the dining room from the front bar and tab areas. It has been impeccably finished with a mix of stone, stainless steel, and beautiful natural local timber as well as a splash of orange polyurethane to spice things up a little.  Another feature of the bar area are the three oversized drum lights that add both colour and ambient light and are described by all who see them as ‘utterly gorgeous’.

The main floor of the hotel features a mix of taupe coloured 300 x 600 mm floor tiles that nestle around the striking black background wool carpet from Tascot Carpets. The carpet adds a real softness to the harshness of the tiled floor.

The same tile extends into the wet areas, providing a seamless floor. The wall tiles are divided by a chrome strip that enables a change of colour as well as adding a further dimension to the look. The ladies have its own wow factor with the addition of some Laminex ‘Visage’ to the wall behind the basins.

The finale, the furniture, is both ascetically pleasing as well as functional. The table tops, sourced from local timbers and the chairs supplied by Seating Direct, meld effortlessly from the front to the back of the hotel. On the walls hang constant reminders of bygone days. Black and White prints, sourced from library archives, reflect the history of the Aberdare Tavern’s past.

All is catered for at Peden’s hotel, right down the children’s room which is bright and inviting. It features custom, purpose built cabinetry that houses three play stations………every child’s dream!

Tascot Prima Duo ‘Finitto’

Prima Duo is the second edition to Tascot’s Primavera stock range. Consisting of eight new contemporary designs, Prima Duo presents you with the opportunity to mix and match designs to create a modern twist on a traditional flooring space.

The collection provides unlimited options to break up areas of your venue improving traffic flow. Each design is ‘paired’ with a design that shares the same colourway in a different, yet complimentary pattern.

Finitto is a graceful design formed by scattered curved shapes. The intertwining coloured shapes links this design to the free flowing pattern within Papillion.